filum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīlum (thread).

Noun[edit]

filum (plural fila)

  1. (anatomy) a filamentous anatomical structure

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰiH-(s-)lo-. Cognate with Lithuanian gysla.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fīlum n (genitive fīlī); second declension

  1. thread, string, filament, fiber
  2. texture, style, nature
  3. wick of a lamp
  4. accusative singular of fīlum
  5. vocative singular of fīlum

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fīlum fīla
genitive fīlī fīlōrum
dative fīlō fīlīs
accusative fīlum fīla
ablative fīlō fīlīs
vocative fīlum fīla

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers